There are some people out there that REALLY think that their 24th tab of Iron Man or something else is the greatest when they submit it.
Regardless of the reason, (being bad quality, wrong name, etc.) of a tab rejection, some people think it is unfair and they act on revenge. They take the person who had rejected their tabs and vote all of their tabs 1 star.
Now this upsets me. This has happened to about 4 or 5 of my tabs. I have to admit, some of them deserved it. (For example my Little Room GP5 tab.)
But some of them are definitely quality material only now they will never be seen because some asshole tried to get revenge and voted on an unrated tab and made it one star.
An example of this is my Dune GP5 tab from Bob Evans. This is as close to 100% as it's going to get. But someone voted 1 star on it.
Well, this would have never happened had the user tab approval/rejection system had been anonymous. They looked at their tab, saw that their tab was being rejected by me, and acted solely on revenge.
Two 1-star rating onto If I Could Be Like that. One 1-star rating onto Little Room One 1-star rating onto Curious Coincidence One 1-star rating onto Final Fantasy 7 - Boss Battle One 1-star rating onto Dune
I think that to protect quality tabs from ignorant people, the Tab Approval/Rejection queue page should be anonymous.
Hey guys I recently got Guitar Pro 5.2. I love the RSE and stuff. I had 5.0 before and upgraded because I couldn't open a few things on the site.
Anyways I'm having a problem with the RSE. I love how you were given a few more effects to choose from and such, and I love it, except the drums.
I had the 5.0 RSE and it worked great. Everything ran smooth. But now, in 5.2, when I run the RSE, everything works great, except the drums.
It occasionally DOES NOT PLAY on beats.
Example: I had made a drum line where to start off I gave the drums at 140 bpm. The first bar is just open high hat 4 times so I could get a feel of the rhythm and so I had time to push spacebar and play. 1 2 3 4 all "46" or open high-hat This is what happens, the first time I play, the thin green bar scrolls over the number, but only sounds. Here is what sounds: 1 2 4 1 2 3 4 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 4 1 2
So obviously it appears to be doing it at random, meaning it does not repeat the same pattern. There would be some order to it if, say had stopped playing every 3rd note. It works sometimes the beat will not sound. This kind of pisses me off. The RSE is supposed to work.
I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling, but nothing happens. It works fine for every other instrument, but it doesn't on the drums.
Additionally, when I switch it to MIDI, everything is played. So it obviously has to be a part of the RSE.
Also, it did not do this in 5.0. So this points some fingers to the differences in 5.2.
Try different brands and gauges and see what you like. Strings are 100% preference if you ask me.
But MY preference is: Name of Strings: Elixirs Gauge of Strings: 10, thinking about 9's Reason They Are Your Fav: Ridiculously long-lasting, and preserves tone. How often they need to be replaced: e - 3 months (excessive playing) b - 6 months G - 6 months D - almost never A - almost never E - almost never Sound when you put them on and after some time has gone by: really no difference Any other comments: Thinking about changing to Cleartones. Treated strings IMO are the best. They are worth the extra money.
Ultimately though, YOU have to decide, not us. Go into a store (yeah, I know EVERYONE says that) and play a bunch of instruments. When you find "the one" you just know. It's not something that's in the specs. Try lots of stuff. Heck, "the one" might not even be an Epiphone. It could be a Jackson, or a Guild, or a Fender or anything. Be open minded and go with the one that makes an impression on you.
You know I tried this once, and it TOTALLY worked.
I personally favor Guitar Pro over Power Tab (I haven't tried any of the other ones you guys mentioned) because the interface is much more easy to use.
Besides that after listening to the Realistic Sound Engine in GP5, compared the ear-grating MIDI sound. They didn't do it to ALL the sounds, but they did do pianos, guitar, bass, and drums.
Power Tab's colors make it seem pretty gloomy in my opinion. Kind of depressing. GP is a little more colorful to me.
I'm pretty sure PowerTabs has it too, but GP has a keyboard shortcut for every effect on the guitar, except whammy dives and such. Which for people who are fast at typing, can write music a little faster. It uses the numpad for most of the notes, effects are the letters.